Tuesday, November 29, 2022

S.E.X. Release Blitz~ Firecracker by Lennox & Archer

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Release Blitz for Firecracker
By Lucy Lennox & May Archer

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Honeybridge, Book 1

There are three kinds of people in Honeybridge, Maine: The Honeycutts, who know a lot about love and loyalty; The Wellbridges, who think they’re the epitome of wealth and refinement; and the rest of the Honeybridgers, who know better than to get in the way of the centuries-old rivalry between the two.

There wasn’t a time when I didn't know Flynn “Firecracker” Honeycutt.

He’s been my childhood friend. My high school rival. The guy I couldn’t stop dreaming about, long after I thought I’d left him and Honeybridge in my rear-view mirror.

Now he’s the key to the giant promotion that can make or break my career… if I can just convince the man to give me the distribution rights for his award-winning mead.

Unfortunately, that’s easier said than done.

Flynn’s not the guy he used to be. His gorgeous eyes used to spark with dreams and fire, but now he looks at me with cold fury. And just like Achilles had his heel and Samson had his hair, I had Flynn Honeycutt, the one man I’d never been able to charm, despite an entire life spent winning people over.

I’m not giving up, though. Because I’m not the kid I used to be, either. And because, if the two of us can survive a long, hot summer filled with his family’s crazy antics and my mother’s single-handed determination to keep the Wellbridge-Honeycutt feud alive, there might just be a chance for both of us to get what we want:

A new dream.

The fulfillment of an old town legend.

And another chance to spark Firecracker to life.

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Excerpt:

“Look, I’m sorry. But I don’t know how to do this.”

“Do what, exactly?” JT’s voice was casual, but his Adam’s apple bobbed nervously when he swallowed. A couple of weeks ago, I’d have said JT Wellbridge didn’t know how to be vulnerable, but now I knew better… and that knowledge did not make it any easier to navigate this situation. “What can I do or say that will put you at ease and help you enjoy our time here? Do you want me to promise this means something? Or that it… doesn’t? Whatever you need, I’ll do.”

He seemed to wince when he said he could tell me it didn’t mean anything. The idea of hurting him only made me more tense.

“You have to understand, I’ve never had a vacation. I almost never even have days off. I don’t really know how to…” I motioned vaguely with my hands to indicate the entire strange concept of purposefully doing nothing.

“How to vacation? Really?”

I shook my head, feeling my face heat in embarrassment. Normal people took vacations even if they stayed home and did some projects around the house. But I’d never been able to afford it. With the inconsistent income from the Retreat, my parents couldn’t be counted on to support my siblings’ education, so I’d done it. At least… I’d done it to the best of my ability. In fact, I was still doing it since PJ had finally started art school.

JT’s hands came up to frame my face. “Take a deep breath and hold it.”

“Don’t Willow me,” I warned. “I was doing meditation breathing in the womb. It doesn’t work for me.”

“Not like this.” He leaned in and ghosted his lips across my cheek, over my forehead, down my nose. His lips almost touched my skin but not quite. I didn’t realize I was holding my breath, but I knew every molecule of my skin was begging for him. “Close your eyes,” he whispered against my neck. “And guess where my lips are going to go next.”

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About the Authors

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About Lucy:
After enjoying creative writing as a child, Lucy didn’t write her first novel until she was over 40 years old. Her debut novel, Borrowing Blue, was published in the autumn of 2016. Lucy has an English Literature degree from Vanderbilt University, but that doesn’t hold a candle to the years and years of staying up all night reading tantalizing novels on her own. She has three children, plays tennis, and hates folding laundry. While her husband is no shmoopy romance hero, he is very good at math, cooks a mean lasagne, has gorgeous eyes, looks hot in his business clothes, and makes her laugh every single day.
Lucy hopes you enjoy sexy heroes as much as she does. Happy reading!

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May is an M/M author who lives in Boston. She spends her days raising three incredibly sarcastic children, finding inventive ways to drive her husband crazy, planning beach vacations, avoiding the gym, reading M/M romance, and occasionally writing it. She also writes MF romance as Maisy Archer.

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2022 ©Evelise Archer All rights reserved. This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, locations, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, or have been used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, or events is entirely coincidental. No portion of this work may be transmitted or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the author.

Friday, November 18, 2022

S.E.X. Review~ Perfect Gifts by RJ Scott & V.L. Locey

Family comes first in all things. Whatever the cost.

Ten had always heard the saying, “Out of the mouths of babes,” but he hadn’t expected it to hit home as it had. After a comment from their daughter, Ten and Jared ponder an addition to the family. Moving into the adoption process is nerve-wracking and riddled with anxiety—kind of the way the Railers have been playing as of late. Bringing two young men into their homes and hearts won’t be a smooth ride. But with patience, humor, and love, the bumpy road might just be a little easier to travel. 

Expanding their small family was always in the cards, but no one could have foreseen the process clashing with the worst ever start to a Railers season. A string of losses, a vital player missing from the defense, a captain in the emergency room—and winning a single game seems impossible, let alone getting the team to the playoffs. Faced with hard decisions, Jared refuses to take his work home, but it’s difficult when your husband is at the leading edge of the losing streak. His focus fractures when one sibling they’re matched with is frustrated, angry, and has a healthy dose of mistrust.

Jared and Ten’s parenting skills are tested, but they’ll do anything to make a place in their home the perfect gift for two children lost in the system

RJ Scott

RJ Scott, author of M/M romance.Writing love stories with a happy ever after – cowboys, heroes, family, hockey, single dads, bodyguards

USA Today bestselling author RJ Scott has written over one hundred and fifty romance books. Emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, single dads, hockey players, millionaires, princes, bodyguards, Navy SEALs, soldiers, doctors, paramedics, firefighters, cops, and the men who get mixed up in their lives, always with a happy ever after.

She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing.

The last time she had a week’s break from writing, she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a box of chocolates she couldn’t defeat.



VL Locey


V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, walking, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee.(Not necessarily in that order.)

She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, a flock of assorted domestic fowl, and two Jersey steers.

When not writing spicy romances, she enjoys spending her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in hand.

 




Perfect Gifts by Scott & Locey was a perfect Christmas addition to the Harrisburg Railers series. Ten and Jared were already parents to a precocious little lady (and of course Jared’s son Ryker) but adding to their family seemed like the right time.

The men soon were foster parents to two boys, one who quickly took to the family and one who was a hard sell. I loved the strength Ten and Jared displayed in making the boys feel wanted sans buying their affection. And of course, it helped that their darling daughter took right to the boys.

What Scott & Locey created with the Railers series was a family affair surrounded by love and acceptance and of course threw in a good dose of hockey. The authors never failed to include characters from previous books as to keep within their world building.

Perfect Gifts made me smile; not at all cheesy like some Christmas tropes, but a melt your heart story with a wonderful future for all.

Sexy & Sizzling

A four handcuff review


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2022 ©Evelise Archer All rights reserved. This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, locations, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, or have been used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, or events is entirely coincidental. No portion of this work may be transmitted or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the author.

Thursday, November 10, 2022

S.E.X. Review~ Forgive Me Father by Garrett Leigh


Embry

"...you don’t understand.”

Mateo lowered himself to sit, still vibrating with the need to fix me, the way he always did. “Then tell me. Explain it like I’m the simplest idiot you’ve ever met.”

I can’t. I’d never told anyone. Not the judge, the jury, or the legal aid barrister who’d written me off before she’d ever met me. But as I drowned in Mateo’s affection, in a love I’d done nothing to deserve, the words came tumbling out.

Bad words.

Dark words.

Darker than sin.

Darker, even, than Mateo’s battered soul and the secrets I didn’t know about yet.

I thought those words would shatter me.

Shatter 
us.

But when the devil came for us, it wasn’t mine.

It was Mateo’s, and the man I’d trusted with my fragile heart was a stranger more broken than his scars could ever show.


Forgive Me Father is a continuation of the best-selling Rebel Kings MC series. Content warning for violence and sexual trauma.



I can not say this enough, but if I wanted to read a raw and gritty book, whether it be M/M or not, Garrett Leigh would be my go-to author.

Forgive Me Father, Rebel Kings MC was all that I expected and hoped in a Ms Leigh novel. A continuation of the men of the Rebel Kings, FMF was the story of Embry and Mateo. In the previous novels, the men danced around each other, and it would be inevitable for them to finally find their way to each other, but the road was not an easy one. Full of secrets, hardships, and nefarious dealing attempting to break the Kings to shreds, the men must undertake obstacles if they wanted to create a life together in the midst of their brothers.

Embry was the MC chaplain, a sensitive soul with an ironclad will, he kept the secrets of members in addition to his own. Little did he know that the biggest secret which Mateo kept to himself could potentially tear the entire club apart.

I know these men are rough, even killers, but Ms. Leigh has a way of making the reader fall for them regardless of their sins. She gave them dimension that radiated throughout their own story and the intertwining of the others. Even in the middle of a turf war love can be found.

All the men of the Rebel Kings deserve their HEA, and I look forward to being regaled by their stories.

Definite S.E.X.

A five Handcuff review



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2022 ©Evelise Archer All rights reserved. This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, locations, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, or have been used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, or events is entirely coincidental. No portion of this work may be transmitted or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the author.

Friday, November 4, 2022

S.E.X. Review~ Stop the Wedding by RJ Scott


One drunken phone call with a desperate plea for help and an admission of love, and Patrick races to stop his best friend from marrying the wrong man.

Patrick never stopped loving Declan, even if he did shove him away at graduation when they kissed. His alpha-type brothers and father, with all their firefighter history, would never accept him being bi, or understand his need to step outside of the family firm and be a cop. So, he hides how he feels, and ends up losing the only man he’s ever really loved. The only reconciliation they tried was on the night he found out Declan was engaged, and he never imagined he’d have a chance to make things right. That is, until he receives a desperate phone call from Declan asking to be rescued. Through travel chaos and storms, Patrick finally reaches the venue in the Colorado mountains, but with an empty wedding room and no sign of Declan or the fiancé, he knows he’s too late. 

All too familiar with rejection, jilted by his fiancé on his wedding day, and lost, Declan has no idea what comes next. He never imagined he’d be entirely alone after his former fiancé and the wedding party leave, or that an avalanche would trap him in the hotel over Christmas. And worse? Patrick is in the hotel with him and won’t leave him alone. Sharing a room with his former best friend is the last thing Declan wants, but maybe nature has given him a sign that he needs to confront the past and find a way to move on with his life. If only it was easy to fall out of love with the man who holds your heart.

All the books in the Snowed Inn collection are standalone stories and can be read in any order.



Sweet and sappy, Stop the Wedding was an enjoyable read of a familiar trope during the holiday times. On the brink of making the worse mistake of his life, Declan evaded his nuptials to a man he truly didn’t love. Patrick, his one-time best friend, and the man which held Declan’s heart was on a mission to intercept the groom before he proclaimed his I do’s. Lucky for Patrick the wedding never took place and then a convenient avalanche by Mother Nature trapped the men in an inn.

Not an overly sexual book, but a sensual one, StW played more on feelings and renewals. A stunted friendship and heartbreaks led to confessions of true love in an idyllic setting of a mountain retreat.

I have to admit, I was confused at the beginning of the story and reread again to assuage my confusion. Was something missing? I don’t think so, but it seemed a bit out of character for the author. Maybe too many things were thrown at the reader very quickly?

Overall, once I got past the beginning, I fell into the book and enjoyed it. This is the first book I read in the Snowed Inn series and look forward to reading more.

Frisky but Nothing to Kinky

A three and a half handcuff review

Snowed Inn Overview

These are standalone books - the books can be read in any order

All books in KU, series link here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0BHH63KVV

RJ Scott - Stop the Wedding
H.L Day - Five Night Stand
V.L. Locey - Checking it Twice
LC Chase - Breakfast Included
Xenia Melzer - The Real Kaimana
Meredith Russell - Stuck With You
Eli Easton - A Changeling Christmas

 RJ Scott, author of M/M romance.Writing love stories with a happy ever after – cowboys, heroes, family, hockey, single dads, bodyguards


USA Today bestselling author RJ Scott has written over one hundred and fifty romance books. Emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, single dads, hockey players, millionaires, princes, bodyguards, Navy SEALs, soldiers, doctors, paramedics, firefighters, cops, and the men who get mixed up in their lives, always with a happy ever after.

She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing.

The last time she had a week’s break from writing, she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a box of chocolates she couldn’t defeat.

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2022 ©Evelise Archer All rights reserved. This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, locations, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, or have been used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, or events is entirely coincidental. No portion of this work may be transmitted or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the author.

Monday, October 31, 2022

S.E.X. Review~ Just One Night by Felice Stevens


It isn’t every day a gorgeous stranger shows up in my bedroom wearing not much more than an arrogant smile. When I discover he’s a high-priced escort and a surprise birthday present from my sister…now she’s gone too far.

Except I haven’t been able to stop kissing him long enough to tell him to leave.
No one has to know he’s spent the night. And when we’re done, he’s gone and out the door. Never to be seen again.

Well, not exactly.
Because for some crazy reason, I can’t quite forget Archer Strong.

It’s a job like all the others. Another evening of million-dollar seduction and fake desire that’s made me the most exclusive escort in New York City.
But after one kiss from billionaire real-estate mogul Madden Steele, I’m not pretending anything.

And when he wants to see me a second time, I break my rule of one and done.
Because just one night with Madden isn’t enough. I want to see him again.
And again.

Now he’s asking for something more. Something that could solve all my problems, and his. But it’s something I can’t give him.
Or can I?

With an enemy from inside Madden’s family scheming to take control of his company and destroy me, we’re in for a fight. Holding on to each other might be the biggest risk of our lives, but it’s the only way to reap the greatest reward—love
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Just One Night by Felice Stevens was everything I hoped it would be. Cranky and out of the game, Madden received a gift from his meddling sister that he never dreamed of, an escort name Archer. Workaholic, out of the game, and at odds with his aunt, Madden didn’t have time nor want to date- until he met Archer.

Striking a well-compensated agreement with the larger-than-life escort, the two men forge a sexual relationship which quickly turned to a personal one. The chemistry undeniably exists, but now what to do with it.

I loved Madden and Archer. Each man carried baggage and had to figure out how to not only reconcile it but work together to achieve their goals. They created moments of serenity in each other’s lives that led towards hope for all who sought to be loved and accepted.

As always, Ms Stevens drew me in from the first page and in one sitting I never let go. The book was beautiful and scorching all at the same time.

Just One Night turned into so much more- a projected lifetime of more one nights to come.

Definite S.E.X.

A five handcuff review


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2022 ©Evelise Archer All rights reserved. This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, locations, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, or have been used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, or events is entirely coincidental. No portion of this work may be transmitted or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the author.

Friday, October 7, 2022

S.E.X. Review~ Spiritual Whispers by V.L. Locey




In a tiny Vermont town, two men are about to discover the joys of falling in love all over again.

Taliesin Wadleigh has lived in Couton-on-the-River for his entire life. Six of those twenty-six years he spent with the first man who had ever captured his heart. Those times were the happiest of his life and then, without warning, his fiancé was taken from him. Physically, at least. Spiritually, Carmichael is still in that whimsical shop with his beloved. Having a charming spirit close at hand to share late night tea with has helped heal Taliesin’s aching heart, and he’s happy spending his days selling antiques to tourists and avoiding the outside world and all those who inhabit it. Or so he tells himself…
Then a tall, handsome stranger walks into his shop and Taliesin, as well as Carmichael, senses that their life—and perhaps their afterlife—is going to change dramatically.

When Eason Dunne retired from professional baseball two years ago, he had plans. Amazing plans. Happy plans. Two years after he hung up his cleats, all those glorious ambitions have fizzled. He’s now divorced and flitting from one project to another, hoping to find…something special. Inheriting an old inn in some one horse—pardon him, one moose—town in Vermont was not at all something special. Lacking anything else of meaning in his life, he makes the trip from Las Vegas to Couton-on-the-River to try his hand at innkeeping. It’s in this little tourist trap that he wanders into the local antiquity shop and meets the eclectic, bespeckled, adorable owner. A man with somewhat offbeat taste in furnishings, a cross-eyed cat, a seemingly haunted radio, and one rather protective ghost.
Eason isn’t sure what to make of the situation or his attraction to the skinny man in the bow tie, but when danger threatens Taliesin, both men who love him are going to have to work together to save him.

Spiritual Whispers is a standalone small-town gay paranormal romance with a lovely age gap, a quirky antique shop owner, a disillusioned retired baseball player, a ghostly protector, a lazy shop cat, lots of tea, the occasional moose, and a happy-ever-after.


Eason and Taliesin were super cute, likeable, and interesting in V.L. Locey’s Spiritual Whispers. For this reader, a little slow on the front end, the book developed and got better the more I read. A ghostly twist with a haunted antique shop, Taliesin worked by day and “entertained” his dead former lover at midnight with chitchat and tea.

Eason inherited an inn in Vermont and hired Taliesin to help restore the rooms to their vintage charm. Together, along with a few interesting side bars, the men forged a relationship.

While the book was not one of my favorite Locey creations, she will always be a go=to author foe me. Spiritual Whispers just wasn’t my cup of tea,

But, it was still…..

Frisky but Nothing to Kinky

A three handcuff review




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2022 ©Evelise Archer All rights reserved. This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, locations, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, or have been used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, or events is entirely coincidental. No portion of this work may be transmitted or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the author.

Monday, September 12, 2022

S.E.X. Review~ Blade by Scott & Locey

Love doesn’t have a formula. It’s messy, unpredictable, and impossible to control for the autistic billionaire inventor and the hockey player who believes he’s lost everything.

Moral “Dunny” Dunkirk has a passion for life. A robust outdoorsman, lover of life, and one of the Boston Rebels fan favorites, Dunny has always embraced excitement and the drive to try new things. During his inaugural flight behind the controls of a small plane, the fates decide to test his mettle in a way that he had never envisioned. When everything crashes down around him, he’s lost in depression and alone in his cabin, facing an existence that is nothing like the one he previously led. Desperate to find some hope, Dunny reaches out to The Harvey Foundation who might be able to help, and he soon finds himself being lifted out of the pit of darkness he’d fallen into one shy uplifting smile at a time.

Accidental billionaire and inventor Cooper Harvey is only happy in the seclusion of his lab, creating new and wonderful things he is sure will make the world a better place. Being on the spectrum, he knows being autistic means he's different to others, but it's in a good way, and it only makes him better at what he does. Other than being blackmailed into spending every fourth Sunday at his PA’s house for dinner, he avoids the chaos of the world, and if that means no social life, then he’s okay with that. In the most splendid isolation money can buy, he escapes the complicated and difficult emotions surrounding attraction, and his single-minded focus means that sex and love have never appeared on his list. When his latest invention reaches the testing stage, he would normally hand it over to his development team, but a chance meeting with the test subject makes him rethink. Something about the hockey player who’d lost it all makes him think life isn’t all about measured chemical reactions, and sometimes it’s just about the craziness of love.



Usually, when a book is about a sport, I expect lots and lots of sports action. I’ve said this before. I now stand corrected in saying that when it came to Blade, Boston Rebels by Scott & Locey, for this reader, by far the best book in the series!

Moral and Cooper had an unconventional pairing. One a pro hockey player attempting to recovery from catastrophic injury, the other the man who would help heal him- mind, body, and spirit.

I adored both these characters. Scott & Locey delivered everything I would expect with sensitivity, style, and grace. Their understanding of each other without actively seeking it was a refreshing nuance and left me smiling as I turned each page.

Even though the romance was quick, I did not feel as if it was out of place. Both consenting adults trying to make sense of their respective places in the world. The authors navigated their story in proper fashion allowing the characters to speak to them.

Definite S.E.X.

A five handcuff review

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2022 ©Evelise Archer All rights reserved. This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, locations, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, or have been used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, or events is entirely coincidental. No portion of this work may be transmitted or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the author.